Headboy heads boy’s list
September 2, 2005

Headboy heads boy’s list

This country’s top male performer in the 2005 CXC CSEC (Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations is former head boy of the St. Vincent Grammar School (SVGS), Troy Eustace. {{more}}

The 17-year-old successfully wrote eleven subjects at the General proficiency level, obtaining seven grade ones and four grade twos to push him to the top of his school’s rankings. His grades were Biology – I, Chemistry – II, English A – I, English B – I, Geography – II, Information Technology – II, Mathematics – I, Physics – II, Principles of Business – I, Social Studies – I, Spanish – I.

Expressing pleasure at his results, he however admitted that he was a bit disappointed at his Geography grade. “If there was at least one subject that I was sure I would get a grade I for, it was geography, but I got a two,” he lamented.

The slightly built young man is a former pupil of the Kingstown Anglican School and has his eyes set on a career in medicine. He expressed his thanks to God, as “along the way I met challenges, so I always prayed.” He also thanked his mother Veronica Eustace of Glen and his father Robert Phillips and grandmother Audrey McCarter of Edinboro, with whom he lives, for their constant support.

Former Headmaster of the SVGS, Margaret Leacock, and Irwin Martin came in for special mention for their encouragement “every step of the way.” He also placed on record his appreciation to Ann Joseph who encouraged him to take eleven subjects and gave him lessons in Principles of Business and Social Studies, subjects that he had to take outside of regular school hours, as the timetable at school could not accommodate them.